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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:14 PM

Swimming robot reaches Australia after record-breaking trip

A self-controlled swimming robot has completed a journey from San Francisco to Australia.

The record-breaking 9,000 nautical mile (16,668km) trip took the PacX Wave Glider just over a year to achieve ...

They do not use fuel but instead convert energy from the ocean's waves, turning it into forward thrust.

Solar panels installed on the upper surface of the gliders power numerous sensors that take readings every 10 minutes ...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20612140

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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:20 PM

1. Weird and cool

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